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The Customs of Mankind , Vol.2nd

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ISBN: 9788121201865    Publisher: Gyan Publishing House Year of publishing: 1988     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 387        Language: English
Description: About The Book:- The primitive man lived according to his instincts, and interacted with Nature to ensure his own survival and the survival of his species. His first step towards what is called...Read more
Description: About The Book:- The primitive man lived according to his instincts, and interacted with Nature to ensure his own survival and the survival of his species. His first step towards what is called civilization gave mankind its first custom. As the steps quickened, the customs proliferated. How they originated, developed and matured through the various social contexts is the theme of this outstanding work. The CUSTOMS OF MANKIND is a complete book of origins. It tells in remarkable prose the fascinating story of our manners, customs, traditions, superstitions and folklore. Included in the picturesque descriptions are such highly developed custom as marriage, giftmaking, letter-writing, entertainment, table manners, games, dress, funeral, and soon. Helped with eye-catching illustrations and drawings, they reveal all the facets of the gift of customs which mankind acquired through a series of trial s and errors to run the well-ordered, pleasant society of today. A study of the great wealth of customs of the world is worthwhile for the students of history, anthropology, sociology, civilization and humanities in general. The lay reader will find absorbing and thrilling like a fast -moving novel. In all, a scholarly work on a fascinating subject which invites attention and sustains it after many readings.Content Vol:- 2 The tale of table manners • 346 food and civilization-development of the culinary art-when man began to dine. Xlv. Holidays and their customs; how they originated • 389 the play days of humanity-new year's day-Lincoln's birthday-valentine's day Washington's birthday-st. Patrick's day-April fool's day-Easter-may day mother's. Day-arbour day-flag day independence day-labour day-Columbus day Halloween-e-armistice day-thanksgiving-Christmas-Christmas customs. Xv. The dance. • 468 life's dance-development of the social dance-etiquette of the ballroom-music and .musical instruments. Xvi. Dress' through the centuries • 500 the habit of dress-materials and accessories-the career of cosmetics. Xvii. Funeral customs • 559 fear of the dead. Xviii. Concerning children • 598 "be fruitful and multiply." xix. Popular superstitions • 625 .the birth of superstition-good-luck omens-bad luck omens-gem superstition-flower superstitions-some miscellaneous superstitions and origins-popular phrases. Xx. Survivals in games • 692 playing with life-the games of greece and rome-games with balls-games with cards. Authorities consulted • 727 index • 733The Title 'The Customs of Mankind , Vol.2nd written by Lillian Eichler' was published in the year 1988. The ISBN number 9788121201865 is assigned to the Hardcover version of this title. This book has total of pp. 387 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Gyan Publishing House. This Book is in English.
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